Issue: DynaScape Landscape Design & Drafting has stopped working message upon importing an AutoCAD file and the program shuts down
Description: A Windows dialog opens stating that DynaScape Landscape Design & Drafting has stopped working.
1st screen: “Windows is checking for a solution to the problem…”
2nd screen: “A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available”
Solution: Review the following scenarios which could exist in the AutoCAD drawing that may cause an error while importing an AutoCAD file and cause DS|Design shut down as a result:
If your drawing will not import, contact the person who sent it to you, ask about the issues listed above, and request that they save it as a 2016 DWG or DXF format. As a backup option also ask for 2007 DXF format.
If you are unable to get your source to do this for you, then you can try to convert it on your own using AutoDesk DWG TrueView. You can download and install DWG TrueView from: http://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers. This application will allow you to open, view and convert AutoCAD drawings. Please note this is an application provided by Autodesk and not supported by DynaScape.
Once you have the DWG TrueView application, you can convert the file to the latest AutoCAD format available in the application, modify the options to check and fix errors, and purge the drawing; here are some basic steps to accomplish this: